IMP awarded Boeing USMC F/A-18 contract

    HALIFAX, June 11 /CNW/ - IMP Aerospace Avionics Division announced today
that Boeing Integrated Defense Systems awarded the company a contract for the
manufacture of advanced-technology wire harness assemblies. The harnesses will
be used to refit U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18 aircraft with the latest in
technologically advanced avionics and weapons systems equipment.
    "This contract is founded on the excellent work demonstrated by IMP on a
similar avionics update program for the Canadian Forces CF-18 aircraft," said
Carl Kumpic, Plant General Manager. "We are thrilled to have the opportunity
to support this important upgrade program for the U.S. Navy."
    Earlier this year, the Canadian government announced the contract signing
of four Boeing C-17 Globemaster IIIs for the Canadian Forces. As agreed with
the Canadian government, Boeing will match every dollar that the government
will spend with the company on C-17s through a Canadian industrial benefits
program. The IMP project is one in a number of contracts that meets the
company's C-17 Globemaster III Industrial Benefits program in Canada.
    "For more than ninety years, Boeing has been a key partner in the
Canadian aerospace industry, and for many years, IMP Aerospace has been an
important contributor to Boeing's F/A-18 upgrade programs," said Roger
Schallom, manager of Boeing IDS Industrial Participation in Canada. "We are
pleased to have IMP continue as a valued member of our supply base."

    IMP Aerospace, based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, employs 1800 people and is
a wholly-owned division of IMP Group International, providing a wide spectrum
of engineering and manufacturing services to the global aerospace industry.

For further information:

For further information: Carl Kumpic, Plant General Manager, I.M.P.
Aerospace Avionics, (902) 835-4433

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